About Migennes

Our closest base to Paris, from Migennes you have a choice of three directions to head in. The Canal de Bourgogne takes you east past quiet towns and beautiful countryside… an ideal ‘escape’. To the west, the pretty Yonne River will take you past the Cathedral town of Sens (8hrs). Or head south towards, and then along, the Canal du Nivernais. Auxerre (5hrs from Migennes), is a bustling city of art, history and impressive cathedrals, in perfect contrast to the many other cliff top villages that overlook this stretch of the canal.

From Migennes it is:

  • 24hrs (49 locks) to our base in Tannay
  • 51hrs (119 locks) to our base in Decize

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What you get on the base


Toilets and showers - available when the base is open


Extras & options for your cruise

The following extras are available to prebook or purchase locally at this base. A reduced fee will apply to items that are prebooked. Please see 'Vacation Extras' for more details about each extra. Restrictions apply.


Practical extras

Early check-in & late check-out

Boat cleaning

Parking - (see 'Travel info' tab)

Car transfer (see 'Travel info' tab)

Eco cleaning pack

L.E.D. lantern

Top-deck cushions

Grocery packs

Wifi packs

Fun extras

Bike hire

Special occasion gift baskets

Gas barbecues

Opening hours

Mon, Wed, Fri and Sat: 9am – 5pm. Tue, Thu and Sun: 10am – 4pm | If there is no one at the base at a specific time during these hours, the phone number below will be diverted and an alternative number will also be displayed at the base.


Le Boat Migennes, Port de Plaisance
23, Rue Pierre et Marie Curie
F - 89400 Migennes


+33 (0) 386 800 860

Travel to Migennes

By train

Closest train station(s):

Laroche Migennes: 500m

By Road

Be prepared: It is your responsibility to familiarise yourself with local road rules and abide by them. Most European countries have a list of compulsory equipment that you must take with you. For driving advice and a list of the equipment you’ll need, please visit https://www.theaa.com/european-breakdown-cover/driving-in-europe


Secured open parking (pre-bookable) at the base and unsecured parking available close by.

Car rental 

Europcar - Location de voiture Joigny, 31 Av. Jean Hemery, 89300 Joigny (7 km)

Avis Location Voiture - Auxerre - 60 Av. Jean Jaurès, 89000 Auxerre (26 km)


By air

Closest airport(s):

Paris Orly: 151 km (D2)

Paris Charles de Gaulle: 174 km 


To book a taxi to or from the base you can contact the number below.


Vit1chauffeur : +33 (0)7 80 06 55 02


Approximate price (4 passengers) from:

Paris Orly Airport (ORY) 230€

Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG) 320€

Laroche Migennes Train Station 5€

Arrival at Migennes

For more details about:

  • when to arrive at our bases
  • what to expect when you arrive 
  • how to prepare for check-in
  • what happens on your final day when you return your boat

visit our 'arrivals' page.

Local info

Payment Means

Please note that your security deposit, engine hours deposit (see compulsory costs) & any extras added at the base and are required to be paid in local currency by card. Our bases accept Visa & Mastercard, but not American Express. 


Aux Rives de l'Yonne – Tel. +33 (0) 3 86 80 05 70  

Le Rive Gauche  – Tel. +33 (0) 3 86 91 46 66 

Le Mitigana – Tel +33 (0) 3 58 44 90 11    



Restaurant du Canal - +33 (0) 386 80 17 30

Aux Rives de L'Yonne - +33 (0) 386 800 570

B Chef. - Town center - +33 (0) 386 560 372

Le Rive Gauche - 12 km - +33 (0) 386 914 666

Le Mitigana – Tel +33 (0) 3 58 44 90 11  



There is a supermarket situated just 80m from the base. Opening Hours Monday- Saturday: 09:00 – 20:00 Sunday: 09:00 - 12:30


Local market

Traditional market is held in the town centre every Thursday mornings



Fishing licenses are available at the tourism office in the town centre. Fishing tackle is on sale at the supermarket near the base.


Tourist Info

1 Place François Mitterrand,

89400 Migennes,

Tel - +33 (0) 386 800 370


Electric car charging points

SDEY, Place du 19 Mars 1962, 89400 MIGENNES (650 meters from the base)


Medical facilities


Place Henri Dunant - Tel- +33 (0) 386 801 249

Joigny Hospital: Tel - +33 (0) 386 923 333